[Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation

rose at fas.harvard.edu rose at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 20 13:26:53 EDT 2009

All- Before giving you the information I know about graduation and children, I
am confirming my understanding with the GSAS dean. I will get back to the group
with the details.
Susannah (Chair, GSAS Parents' Group)

Quoting Alexander Van Zandt Akin <akin at fas.harvard.edu>:

> Hello everyone-
>   I will be graduating in June and participating in commencement activities.
> I
> have seen people in previous years take their small kids up on the stage with
> them in Sanders Theater (the officiating committee even had little "diplomas"
> to hand to the children). For most of the time I was writing my dissertation
> I
> was a stay-at-home dad while my wife worked to support us, so my daughter was
> really an integral part of the process. I would love to take her up with me.
> I
> wonder if anyone on this list knows the logistics of how that works? Do you
> have your child with you the whole time, or does she need a ticket with the
> other members of the family? Does the school still smile upon this?
>    Thanks for any advice!
> -Alexander Akin
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